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made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, former president clinton adviser and mastermind, paul begala and president of rebuild the dream is here as well. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars behind the movie "lincoln." that is the lesson of lincoln, in his first inaugural he talked about appealing to better angels of our nature, then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. presidents have to try to change the culture in which they're placed. in this case, this division we have in the country is not going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton who desperately wanted to. it wasn't heal by president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he
by president clinton who desperately wanted to, and it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he has to pursue his agenda the way president lincoln did, with -- yes, with relentless commitment but, of course, he'll say -- presidents have to be unifying figures, but i think the central political miscalculation was he actually thought his mere presence would -- >> when the president is talking about unity and working together tomorrow paul begala is going to be saying yadda, yadda, yadda in his head. do you agree? >> well, i think the more eloquent way to say this, is i think he needs to say that he wants unity. but not unity at all costs, there's something more important than people just getting together in this town. there are people hurting in towns across america. he has to show the willingness to work with anybody, but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job as president of the united states. >> southbouisn
, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just be ruthless. >> i think he's got to pursue his agenda with way president lincoln did. yes, with relentless commitment. i think the central political miscalculation of his first term is he thought his mere presence would bank those partisan. >> you're going to be saying yada, yada in his head. >> i think the more elegant way to say this -- >> what my client meant to say. >> i think he needs to say he wants unity but not unity at all costs. there's something more important that be just people getting along in this town. they deserve a better economy. he's got to show the willingness to work with anybody but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job. >> isn't that what republicans who say that compromise is a dirty word and it's important to standby your principles. >> i love paul. he's going to
minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will, looking at the crowd, taking pictures, if you will. now, if only we can bottle that for the rest of the time here in office. again, great to be back on this perch again. by the way, in all those inauguration facts that you could look up, the one i thought was kind of amazing, the platform behind me, 10,000 square feet at a cost of $1.2 million to hold about 1,600 vips. of course, all the members of congress, the jus
bill clinton y a la casi ex secretaria de estado, hillary clinton, es interesante, jorge ramos, porque en esta toma de posesión no estamos viendo el 1,8 millón de personas que se reunieron para la toma de posesión del presidente barack obama, se calcula que alrededor de 800 mil personas habían aquí, sin embargo en la segunda toma de posesión de bill clinton arribaron unas 400 mil, así que el presidente barack obama no está tan mal. >>> es bonito también ver a hillary clinton, porque como ustedes saben que ella le ecnontraron un coágulo, después de una caída que tuvo en una gira por asia, y ahora está bajo tratamiento, es impresionante verla y ver al ex presidente bill clinton que todos lo recuerdan que es el único en mucho tiempo que dejó la economía de estados unidos con un superhábit. >>> también es interesante ver la explanada nacional, los que no tienen un boleto para poder ver la toma de posesión, también la primera dama y el presidente pasaron el sábado ofreciendo su servicio a otros, de manera voluntaria ayudando a otros, también a personas que fueron parte
. the president read bill clinton's second inaugural. >> will we all come together or come apart? >> reporter: and abraham lincoln's, delivered to a nation divided by civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all. >> reporter: a third theme, renewing our commitment to the values of our founding fathers. perhaps it's surprising the president found inspiration in the words of this former a adversa adversary. >> there can be no human rights without human liberty. >> reporter: aides tell us that, although the president disagrees with mr. bush's policy, he's moved by the speech's democratic principles. >> freedom by its nature must be chosen and defended by citizens. >> reporter: a message, aides say, the president will echo today, as he did at the white house last week. >> that most fundamental set of rights, to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> reporter: of all his predecessors, the president says he is most inspired by president lincoln. >> that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish fr
clinton. c-span's cameras will be captured in the sights and sounds around the nation's capital today. this actinic of the first lady michelle obama, along with her daughters will be attending -- this afternoon, the first lady michelle obama, lawless daughters will be attending any event. [no audio] >> in the day of service tent, the honorary chair of the committee is chelsea clinton. we expect to hear from her shortly, along with actress eva long gloria -- eva longoria. bo biden is another speaker we will hear from today. he is under rock war veteran. he is the son of vice president joe biden -- he is an iraq war veteran. he is the son of vice president joe biden. ♪ >> before chelsea clinton arrives here in the national mall to kick off the day of service, we will take him look at it, race -- a conversation about violent video games. we will watch as much of it as we can until the speakers began. >> part of the president's proposal this week was looking at video games. >> i think it is a good idea depending on how it is done. there is a fair amount of research, but very little of i
by what's going on right now. >> as with ronald reagan and bill clinton, the second terms, you can see a few green sheets of the economy and if that begins to surge, david axelrod tells me later in the show, has a real chance. >> he has a huge agenda, a lot of opportunities and going to have to find a way to work with republicans not only in the senate but the house of representatives. let's see if he can do it. it's a huge, huge challenge and the responsibility is enormous, the opportunity is great. >> well, we have to see and itching to get to the party, wolf. >> love those people back there. did you hear the marching band? >> you know why i think they're so excited? your performance in skyfall. >> you were in "flight." >> that's why i wanted to mention it. >> i was in the james bond film. and you were in -- >> really great. really great for me. >> if you work really hard and play by the rules, some day maybe daniel craig and -- >> was it daniel craig or denzel washington oscar nominated? >> i don't know. >> it was denzel. do you know who helped him? me. >> let me point out. $1 billi
-inauguration prayer service here at the cathedral with the exception of former president clinton. both of his services were held at the ame church, which is an historically african-american church here in washington. so what you're hearing now, some of the music being played. earlier there was a choir singing. there will be bible readings, other spiritual readings that will be taking place here today, but mostly it's a chance to pray for the country and also pray for the vice president and the president as they tackle some of the big challenges in their second term. >> it's a lovely service to be able to watch live and at the same time coming up in a little bit the reverend adam hamilton is going to deliver the sermon. if you don't know who he is, he's a big deal. he's the founding half of the united church of the resurrection. 16,000 members. that's the largest church in that denomination. the four guests of honor taking that front pew and a lot of vips in attendance as well. michelle owe bobamobama, by the i say, stunning. she knows how to do it. we will talk more about michelle obama and what makes
clinton and george w. bush as the third consecutive two-term president. when he takes the oath of office for the second time in the last 24 hours. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power fr
the possibility of tajing on hillary clinton in the 2016 presidential race. a >>> and it sounded beautiful but was it live? controversy over beyonce's rendition of the national anthem. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> and the breaking news continues here in cnn. we're covering the country's latest multiple shooting incident on a college campus. three people, at least two of them were students caught in a cross fire. a fourth person suffered a heart attack during the shooting. it all happened near houston, texas, on the north harris campus of lone star college. that's a community college in texas. cnn's ed lavandera has the latest. ed, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this shooting appears to be a situation that started off as an altercation in one of the buildings between two people. one of those firing shots was wounded and is now in custody. two people were caught in the crossfire and those people were wounded and then there was a fourth person that in all of this may lay had a heart attack. that person is being treated as well. and now the focus is on the second s
with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice president will be introduced sometime after 11:00. we would expect them to take their seats near the front of the stage. the families, of course, will be with them. what is more stunning than the view behind me is the view that the president will have as he looks up the mall at thousands and thousands of people. while the numbers may be smaller than what he saw last year, we know that's stunning a view as you see here to address a crowd of this magnitude before him on a winter's day here. not as pleasant as it was yesterday. in fact, in those vip seats behind me, there are neatly folded blue -- look like very thick blankets for all the guests who will be on the stage here. and they will likely need them. but folks are also crowding here, the invited guests. just on this side of the west front. so all is ready here for the second inaug
, in a way that, you know, richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. he put us on a fundamentally different path, because the country was ready for it. >> that wasn't the way president obama talked during his first term, but that was the guy who launched his second term yesterday. in an 18-minute address, the president laid out a defense of liberalism, a forceful argument for progressive values. just as president reagan made the conservative movement mainstream in the '80s, this president wants to mainstream liberalism, to leave a center-left country as his political legacy. >> we have always understood that when times change, so must we. that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges. that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. >> the president took on conservative opponents, making this unmistakable reference to wisconsin congressman and republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, who called recipients of federal benefits takers during the 2012 presidential campaign. >> the commitments
clinton, obviously, the daughter of bill and hillary clinton, joe biden, who i spoke with a few minutes ago. he talked about the importance of this day. you know, randi, that this tradition was started in 2009 by president obama. and he hopes that future presidents will continue it. but going back to biden, i asked the vice president's son how his father is feeling going into his second swearing-in. take a listen. >> he's thrilled. i'm very -- i'm happy. he's looking forward to continuing to be the best vice president he could possibly be to president barack obama. he's doing a pretty good job, i think. both of them are. >> reporter: now as we mentioned again, volunteers are starting to stream in. there's seven key themes that they're stressing for this national day to action. a few center around education, honoring the nation's veterans, the environment, and another one is economic development. randi? >> shannon travis, thank you very much for the update from there. and now some news outside the beltway. notre dame linebacker manti t'eo spoke to espn last night. it's his first intervie
in the second term. >> do you think that this is also something like a precursor to bill clinton's globalization as well? do you believe it is the operation that the president will use five years from now when he isis trying to figure o the next five yearof his life? >> well, it will be the way ta reagan and roosevelt governed by rally i rallying the american public. there three forces in politics in america, the democrats and the republicans and the public opinion. occasionally the congress will rally against the president which is known to happen quite often. when bush proposed social security reform, congress rally and that was the end of that. and sometimes the president and congress can defy public opinion, but they will pay a price. >> and bill just talked about the legislative branch and the executive branch, but let's talk about the judiciary, because president obama in the second term could have an opportunity to nominate at least one and perhaps two supreme court justices and he has made the mark and nominated two women, and the first latina ever to the high court. let's take a listen
predecessors, laura bush, and secretary of state hillary clinton? >> i think that every first lady has to define the role for herself. so there are things that are available to her. she has access, she has chances to exert power. the office of first lady has a power just in showing up. and i think each of our first ladies that in our living memory have exercised that power very well. i know that mrs. laura bush was an incredibly powerful and effective first lady. but she did it rather quietly and a more mibehind the scenes kind of way. in fact, i would say her career after first lady hood is an example for all first ladies. and, of course, mrs. clinton was a stepping stone to even more power. so i think each woman defines it for herself. and i think mrs. obama has been a good example of that. i'm curious to see what she is going to do in four years. >> we all are. thank you, kathryn. we appreciate it. and you can't talk presidential inauguration without some historical context. so next, experts on the 18th century, the 19th century and one on the to20th century join me on the mall in w
of state hillary clinton will appear on capitol hill to testify about at tack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that left four americans dead. secretary clinton had been scheduled to testify last month but was delayed after first suffering a concussion and later a blood clot that sent her to the hospital. >>> the family of one of the three americans killed in the algerian hostage crisis will hold a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time at a relative's home in texas. heart broken family members say he felt 100% safe work at that gas facility in algeria. >> nothing happened there so long. my friend's been doing it for so long. it's safe. we have protection. and he really truly felt safe there. >> his daughter erin says she wants everyone to know what a great dad victor was and how much he'll be missed. 36 others have been confirmed dead from the standoff including two other americans. >>> new poll numbers on issues that may dominate the headlines early this yearment a new cnn/orc poll finds that 48% of americans believe the senate should confirm chuck hague toll bec
. >> you can see former president clinton and secretary of state clinton. who is going to be testifying before congress in a less friendly atmosphere later this week. i was reading obama's first inaugural address today, because i thought, you know, let's get a sense of what it is that he said four years ago. i want to read you two lines. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and falls promises the recriminations and warn out doug mas that for far too long have strangled our politics. that is an incomplete at best. not all the president's fault but also counterparts on capitol hill. but we are still strangled by that kind of division. talking about national security and the global war on terror, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. that was part of the promise he was going to make to shut down guantanamo, to end enhanced interrogation . say that's a good decision on his part and he realizes as commander-in-chief what he has to do. it was his first order, actually in office. a lot of people forget that. as you look at the former preside
and unworkable. if there are no further questions, -- >> thank you. >> up next is chelsea clinton. saturday was a national day of service held throughout the nation to honor the service of martin luther king jr.. on of the events took place at the national mall. it was headlined by chelsea clinton. joining her was beau dienbiden d actress eva longoria. >> are you guys ready to kick off this day of doing a bunch of good? i will be your mc today. let's have a huge national day of service. welcome. she is currently serving as the cochair of the inauguration committee. let's hear it for ms. eva longo ria. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> good morning. i'm so excited to be here. it is inspiring to see so many of you come out for this national day of service and give back to your community. a lot of you know i grew up in corpus christi, texas. and i grew up in a family of volunteers and a family and community of people who wanted to give back. my three sisters and i were very blessed to have a great role models, which were my parents, who dedicated their lives to serving the others. i mother w
and a visual page of behind-the-scenes photos, all at c-span.org. next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and joe biden taking part in national day of service. and another chance to see highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. then a discussion about americans and their retirement savings accounts. >> i think every first lady brings a unique perspective to this job. if you did not, you could not live through it. i think to the extent this feels naturally to me at any level, and i would never have bought living in the white house would phil natural, it is because i tried to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this. at the same time, respecting and valuing the tradition that is america. >> the first ladies, the pirates and public lives. c-span teams up with the historical association for a first of its kind series for television. first ladies, influence and image, season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> saturday was the national day of service to honor the service and the
and pacific time on c- span. next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and vice president joe biden taking part in national day of service events and live it 7:00 a.m., your calls and comments on "road to the white house." calle"washington journa" >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, today, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house lied before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at his 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. then monday, the public ceremonies at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capitol luncheon and the afternoon parade, live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan, cspan radio, and c-span.org and join the conversation. >> saturday was a national day of service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. parade when the event took place at the national mall in washington, d.c. headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair of the 2013 day of service and joining her was bo biden, delaware attorney general and some of the v
. and that's become very important. >> we saw president bill clinton walk into the capitol right there. what a relationship, what a ride that has been, between him and president obama, started out four years ago. difficult relationship. the president, of course, his wife, hillary clinton. they have grown so close over the last four years. perhaps, one of the most significant political moments in the last campaign, when bill clinton gave that speech at the democratic convention. >> we're told that the president called. >> first phone call. >> right after the election, knew what he had done. as we watch the procession into the platform, i want to bring in nicolle wallace, of course preside republican presidencies and the campaign. before we leave the topic of the clothes the first lady has to wear, sometimes at her peril, how much stress does that create in their lives? >> well, i think presidents usually defer to their wives, the smart presidents do, for the selection of the inaugural tie and what not. i think on a day like this, there's so much buildup that the white house staff and the pres
and look back to this moment in time 20, 25 years ago. people just looked different. if you look clinton's inauguration. the hairstyles, everything is just different. >> yes. >> it's a frozen moment in time. >> a nice way to remember a big day in history, for sure. which is today. today is the private swearing in, but it's certainly a big day for the president, whose official inauguration is today. >> it's the constitution. the 20th amendment says he has to be sworn in by noon today. cnn is all over the official inaug aeration today. tomorrow is a big public party and ceremony. we'll be all over that, too. >> we're not going anywhere. >> we're not going anywhere, ever. >>> if you are attending tomorrow's event, you want to grab a jacket. it is not going to be warm. you want two jackets and a fleece and a sweatshirt. temperatures in the 20s. that is the 20s. tomorrow morning, those 800,000 attendies, no doubt, will be cold as they line-up for the ceremony, which starts at noon tomorrow. since you're outside for hours, the department of health and human services recommends wearing a hat. t
. welcome. caller: i just want to comment that i find it very revealing that secretary clinton is trying to avoid the benghazi scandal and had on new glasses but not answered one question about how many americans were killed in benghazi. host: i am so incredibly happy right now and so grateful for all that obama has laid out for his second term. we are following tweets. you are welcome to join the conversation. >> i really was and pressed by the whole inauguration. i was able to watch the first one. probably early this morning. i thought it was really professional. the politicians, i wish they would get together like that when it is time to change lolls and improve the stability of this country. i was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more patriotic songs. -- i wish they put out more patriotic songs. it is gentle to the years. it really made an impact. far as their song. host: think you very much. there is the republican leader of the u
with that. >> john: we're going to break away from bill press now to witness president clinton walking into the capitol building. we're looking forward to seeing him on the dais. it has been announced the bushes will not be attending this morning's inauguration. >> jennifer: not too much of a surprise. i want to pick up on the question of what we expect to hear because bill is talking from the perspective of a progressive who actually reports out of washington, d.c. i believe that what we're going to hear today is -- you can hear the announcements at this point. the chiefs of staff arriving. i love it as though they announce them as though we're at the state of the state. >> he ran the war in iraq for two years. we have the other gentleman. >> john: very good. there is of course, reverend al. presidential contender himself back in 2004. i want to get back to the point you were just starting, governor. >> jennifer: i think he is going to remind those who are watching, which is all of america, not just congress, he's going to be speaking over their heads. he's going to be speaking to ame
. >> you know what the other big shift is hillary clinton becafo all of her medical problems everybody in town is like what is going on with her hair style. why doesn't she do this, that and the other. mrs. clinton said this is who i am. this is what i want to do. i am getting older. her hair became more of a dominant theme in conversation than the policies. >> you never want it to be a distraction. fox news professionals say you don't want it to be a distraction. the hair became a distraction from her message people started talking about it. >> what do you think of the hair style? >> i preferred it when the bangs were swept to the side. i think that's slightly -- i don't have bangs, but if you have bangs cut i like the side sweep which she had a couple of hairstyles ago. that's my favorite. >> that's how i used to wear them in the 60s. >> i wanted to note this was never a topic on special report or on -- >> i will say this whether the bangs work or they don't work the fashion works. she has been looking great. i just found out did you know that all of these designers compete to do her
term was justified by the iran hostage scandal. it was bill clinton's personal behavior that got him into hot the water. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: the fallout following his affair with an intern was a year of his presidency. they dubbed him the ultimate come back kid. >> i am bullet proof. >> i earned capital in the campaign, political capital and now i intend to spend it. >> reporter: despite that pledge in 2004, george w. bush's second term was marched about i a slew of bad headlines with escalating violence in iraq to his administration's response to hurricane katrina. still, second terms can offer a shot at redemption, take reagan paving the way for the end offer the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> reporter: humor can go a long way when president clinton with a little help from his wife mocked his lake duck status. >> i really think bill has everything under control. >> wait, wait, wait. you forgot your lunch. >> reporter: for today, peter alexander, nbc news, the white house. >>> up next on "today," our love affair with
of the capital. they included former presidents jimmy carter and his wife rosalyn and bill clinton accompanied by his wife, outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. and then the formal entrances. the obama daughters were introduced to the crowd along with their grandmother marion robinson, the first lady's mother. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within
model for him would be bill clinton's inaugural address, or ronald reagan's second inaugural. both of those were similar kinds of political environments. congress was in the hands of the other party. or one house was, at least. and each of them was very gracious towards the other party. reached out, said things about the goodwill of the other party. >> the difference there is reagan could look back and talk about how the republicans worked with democrats to fix social security, bill clinton could look back and talk about the deficit reduction plan. other things they had done a little bit together. it's harder for president obama to do that because there's been so much polarization. >> polarization has been on both sides. it would be a good step for the president, i actually don't expect him to take it. to try to put that behind, to have at least a rhetorical frame for being more enveloping. obviously in the last few days, last week or so, he hasn't taken that tact. he's, he had his press conference about a week ago. he's had some, they've floated some stories about how they're goin
holds clinton. campaign push, presidential debate, presidential dud. >> now four years later, we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> presidential improvement. >> i don't look at my pension, it isn't as big as yours. it doesn't take as long. >> presidential victory. a time to look back at sports teams, disaster, promises kept, most troops out of iraq, sports teams, disaster. upheaval, khaddifi dead. sports teams, sports teams, promises broken. guantanamo still open. disaster, tragedy. ft. hood, tucson. >> our hearts are broken by their sudden passing. >> colorado, newtown. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> fiscal debate, fiscal discord, fiscal destiny. sports teams, sports teams, sports teams. >> now, where were we? >> we were here. just about to start, again. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> so, four more years. that's another 1,461 days. what could possibly go wrong, right? well, it is another chance to make history and a chance for more sports teams. anderson? >> john, thanks very mu
'spation proclamation. you can see bill and hillary clinton on the podium. there are also people there celebrating the election of the first african-american president. president obama is only the 16th sitting chief executive to be returned to office. he is the first president since dwight eisenhower to win two consecutive elections with more than 51% of the popular vote. he won for the 372 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206 and spent part of the morning at the white house having coffee with bipartisan leadership. >> this is the second time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor
: for bill clinton, it was the monica lewinsky affair, impeached by the house of representatives for lying under oath. clinton got to stay in office when the senate acquitted him. and for ronald reagan, it was iran contra. >> a few months ago, i told the american people, i did not trade arms for hostages. my heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. >> reporter: the scandal led to investigations, indictments, and a weakened white house for reagan's final two years in office. if somehow president obama avoids all that, there's still a chance of an unforeseen crisis. >> you have to expect the unexpected in the second term. >> reporter: the soviet union shot down an american u-2 spy plane during dwight eisenhower's last year as president. and george w. bush's second term was bookended by emergencies, hurricane katrina's destruction of the gulf coast early on, the financial meltdown at the end. and after eight years, those moments of crisis could determine a president's legacy. >> when you're in the second term, you have no -- not
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